WORLD
CONGRESS

UNLOCKING CONSUMER POWER

Outline Programme

18-21 NOVEMBER 2015
BRASILIA

Ottorino Cosivi
Director
Pan American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Center of the Pan American Health Organization

Dr Ottorino Cosivi is the Director of the Pan American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Center (PANAFTOSA) of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization. Based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, PANAFTOSA provides technical cooperation to the countries of the Americas in three areas: food safety and foodborne diseases; emerging and neglected zoonotic diseases; and eradication of foot-and-mouth disease in the Americas. From 1997 to 2009 Dr Cosivi led the ‘Preparedness for Deliberate Epidemics’ programme at the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva. In 2008, he was Acting Director of the WHO's Mediterranean Centre for Health Risk Reduction, Tunisia.

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